The Course

“…the Americans, who have already expressed their frustration with the Sunnis, have recently become irritated with what they regard as the stubbornness of the Shiites as well.” NYT, 8/26/05
I can’t understand this criticism. Each of the three Iraqi factions is doing its utmost to emulate the American model. They are Staying the Course and they are Not Cutting and Running. These are the things they owe to the mourned sacrifices of their dead, respectively.
If we can succeed in planting the seeds of a new intransigence in Iraq, it could launch a widening revolution of intransigence throughout the entire Middle-East and, hopefully, in the hearts of all people throughout the world.